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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Sep 19, 2006 10:42am
Forum: etree Subject: A reminder about putting keywords on your recordings...

I'm seeing a lot of recordings pop up with lots of helpful keywords in it but people aren't separating them right. The instructions say:

subject: Categories -- keyword(s) or phrase(s) that may be searched for to find your item (e.g. Jazz). Separate each keyword or phrase with a semicolon (";") character.

so make sure you use a seicolon, that looks like this ; and NOT a regular comma ,

Using a comma makes the system think that your whole string of words is one large keyword, making it useless in keyword searches. see the current 'Browse by keyword' list to see what I'm talking about. It's very tedious / hard to manually go in and fix it from an admin side, so fix it on the user side when you are putting your shows up. Thanks!

Also, if it is a 24-bit flac recording, pick "24-bit flac" from the file type pulldown menu. Picking just "FLAC" (the auto-pick the system will put it as) won't make your show show up in 24-bit flac searches, so please describe your files appropriately!

p.s. don't forget to PLEASE fill out the rest of the metadat fully if you are importing a show. there are two buttons at the bottom of the import screen that will auto-fill in the name of the band for each track, as well as the date / venue. The system should auto-grab the song names from the .txt file you include, but you still need to fill in the track numbers, as well as click the auto-fill buttons. also, please do not attribute creative commons rights (public domain, etc) unless you are the band and/or the band specifically tells you to put CC rights on that show. 99% of the shows imported should have 'blank' that CC rights entry. just leave it alone and don't put anything there unless the band told you to. :)

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Poster: xtifr Date: Sep 19, 2006 10:02am
Forum: etree Subject: some notes about keywords and keyword abuse

Please note, however, that it is not particularly useful to add keywords which describe information that's already there, like the name of the band or the date or venue. That information is already searchable, and adding it to the keywords just clutters up the keyword lists while providing no real benefits.

The keywords should be used for information that doesn't easily fit elsewhere, like the genre(s), or perhaps special guests, or, if a show was a benefit or special event, the name of that benefit or event.